Events Officer – City of Ballarat

Job Title: Events Officer – City of Ballarat
Location: Ballarat
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2019-08-05
Reference: JO-1908-96953
Contact Name: Paris Plompen
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 06, 2019 16:25

Job Description

  • Balance lifestyle with career in beautiful Ballarat
  • Salary: Annualised Band 6 ($90,390 - $97,643 + super)
  • Work on a diverse range of events within the City of Ballarat
Have you ever thought about working in a picturesque and evolving regional Victorian centre? Balance lifestyle and career in the City of Ballarat!
About the City of Ballarat
The City of Ballarat, 100km west of Melbourne’s CBD is one of the largest inland regional cities in the country. Ballarat is uniquely located with easy access to Melbourne, Geelong and Bendigo and is the Western Victorian capital for a region of 250,000 people.
The City of Ballarat has a growing economy that attracts and retains innovative businesses, employs a highly skilled workforce and attracts new residents whilst promoting the city’s unique heritage and vibrant cultural life.
Join an energetic, contemporary and progressive Council that delivers activities and projects that create jobs, attract investment and that promotes Ballarat being open for business in this newly created role at the City of Ballarat Council.
The role
Reporting to the Creative Arts and Events Manager and forming part of the Development and Planning Division you will be instrumental in guiding the future growth and development for the City which supports positive change and sustainable growth in jobs, investment and prosperity in Ballarat, and the wider region.
The Events Officer will assist in the planning, development, delivery and promotion (pamphlets, event programs, banners and signage, web sites and social media sites) for a diverse range of events for Ballarat, specifically those which contribute to the social and economic prosperity of Ballarat including, but not limited to, the Ballarat Begonia Festival, Ballarat Heritage Weekend, Winter Festival, ANZAC Day, Remembrance Day, and Summer Sundays. Furthermore the Events Officer will liaise with and work with relevant industry and community bodies to leverage greater yield and social outcomes for the events while providing a high level of customer service, regulatory guidance and other general information to all internal and external event and community stakeholders to ensure safe events are maintained.
About you
To be considered for this amazing opportunity, the City of Ballarat are seeking a confident and engaging Events Officer with demonstrated experience coordinating events including developing and implementing traffic management plans, event site plans, emergency management plans and procedures, supplier and performer contracting, with an understanding of relevant building, and environmental regulations. Tertiary qualifications in event management, marketing or related field and/or significant experience in major event management will be expected. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and an ability to work flexible hours including after hours and on weekends and undertake some physical work (e.g. setting up equipment required at events).
To Apply
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The City of Ballarat is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to providing a safe and inclusive working environment that embraces and values child safety, diversity and flexibility. We welcome applications from all walks of life and celebrate the diversity and richness this brings to our workplace. We welcome and encourage applications from people living with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse people, young people, older people, women, and people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer.  We support flexible and accessible working arrangements for all and are committed to ensuring that all jobs in our workforce can be performed flexibly. If you're short listed for a role and are looking for flexibility, we encourage you to start the flexible working conversation with the hiring manager to find out what options may be possible for the role you're applying for.